Established in 1997 by Marcella Braden-Dodd, the Braden-Dodd Memorial Fellowship in Resource Management upholds the names of her husband, Lt. Col. Glen A. Dodd; and her brothers, Staff Sgt. Tillman J. Braden, and 1st Lt. Lewis H. Braden, all of whom served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Lt. Lewis H. Braden, who attended CWU for two years, was killed in action during World War II.
Marcella Braden-Dodd grew up on a ranch near Harrah, Washington. She earned her teaching certificate in 1939 and bachelor of arts in education in 1942 from then Central Washington College of Education. Marcella taught school in White Swan, Edmonds, and in Hawaii, then married Glen Dodd, with whom she lived in many areas of the country. After a 30-year military career, they returned to the Yakima Valley, bought a home in Harrah and traveled extensively between 1971 and 1986. Col. Dodd passed away in 1987, the same year as Marcella's twin brother.
The Braden-Dodd Fellowship supports graduate students in resource management from eastern Washington, which seems appropriate coming from someone who is well-traveled and maintains a pioneer spirit. The fellowship supports a discipline that teaches responsibility toward earth's resources.
The Central Washington University Foundation and College of the Sciences gratefully recognize the legacy created by Marcella Braden-Dodd and her family, and proudly honor the fellows listed below.
Bethany Oliver, Roszika Steele
Travis Grant, Nate Morse
Haleh Ghazanfarpour, Sarah Vickers
Jeffrey Gray, Jessica Daniel
Justin Bader and Sarah Ehmer